NEW DELHI, 13 JUNE: Former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) I S Bindra today criticised the board for imposing severe restrictions on players because it makes players look responsible for all the mess in Indian cricket.
Bindra is livid with the present board dispensation and accused it of distorting even minutes of Monday’s working committee meeting here. Bindra, is unhappy the way Jagmohan Dalmiya tried to find fault with only the players for all the ills in the Indian Premier League (IPL). "In the meeting Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya had read out from a prepared text to state that the mobile telephones of players should be impounded before they enter the dressing rooms and also ask them to furnish their bank accounts and other telephone numbers. He asserted that cheerleaders, after-match parties and owners’ entry to the dugouts should be banned from both the IPL as well as the upcoming Champions League," Bindra wrote on his blog. According to Bindra the top brass of the board have no moral right to preach to players when they themselves are facing charges of "conflict of interests". sns